Mike Trout, Angels finalizing monster $430 million extension

Trout is viewed differently as a home-grown Angels player and forms a core with Japanese star two-way player Shohei Ohtani, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery.

According to Jeff Passan, the Angels and Mike Trout are nearing a record 12-year extension worth $430M. The agreement, originally reported by ESPN, tacks on 10 years to the final two seasons remaining on Trout's $144.5 million agreement with the Angels.

Trout would have become a free agent following the 2020 season, and his new contract keeps him with the Angels through 2030.

At almost $36 million per year in average annual value, Trout's new deal would also make him the highest-paid player in baseball year-to-year, topping Zack Greinke's $34.4 million AAV with the Arizona Diamondbacks.


It also exceeds the 11-fight, US$365 million contract that boxer Canelo Alvarez signed with streaming startup DAZN in 2018, previously considered the richest single-athlete contract ever. Trout's total contract now is worth $430 million, a whopping $100 million (!) more than the 13-year deal Harper inked with the Philadelphia Phillies last month. Trout is special. He's a once-in-a-generation player and already has one of the best resumes in history when it comes to his first seven years. Trout, a seven-time All-Star, hit.312/.460/.628 last season with 39 homers in 140 games last season.

In 1,065 games, Trout has slashed.307/.416/.573 with 240 home runs, 648 RBIs, 793 runs and 189 stolen bases.

Trout's reported contract extension tops a list of record-setting paydays for Major League Baseball paydays this offseason. After landing with his new team, Harper was public in his recruitment of Trout, a southern New Jersey native and die-hard Eagles fan.


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